World’s largest cities above 60 degrees north latitude


 

Helsinki – Source: ilacnet.org

At the end of this post is a list of the 17 northernmost cities in the world with a population of 100,000 or more residents and which are situated at a minimum of 60 degrees north latitude. Metro area populations are not included. As is evident, Finland easily leads the pack with eight of the 17 cities. 

Most surprising is not a single Canadian city is on the list despite its enormous amount of land area located north of 60 degrees latitude. As of the most recent population data, the northernmost city of 100,000 or more residents in Canada is Edmonton, Alberta which sets at 53.53 degrees north latitude.  Here’s the list: 

  1. Helsinki, Finland 626,305 (2015)
  2. Arkhangelsk, Russia 350,985 (2013)
  3. Murmansk, Russia 307,257 (2010)
  4. Anchorage, Alaska, USA 300,950 (2013)
  5. Bergen, Norway 277,378 (2015)
  6. Yakutsk, Russia 269,601 (2010)
  7. Espoo, Finland 267,906 (2015)
  8. Turku, Finland 252,468 (2015)
  9. Tampere, Finland 223,238 (2015)
  10. Vantaa, Finland 212,473 (2015)
  11. Oulu, Sweden 196,828 (2015)
  12. Trondheim, Norway 183,960 (2014)
  13. Norilsk, Russia 175,365 (2010)
  14. Jyvaskyla, Finland 135,591 (2015)
  15. Reykavik, Iceland 121,822 (2014)
  16. Kuipio, Finland 110,999 (2015)
  17. Lahti, Finland 103,725 (2015)

Source: en.wikipedia.org

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2 Responses to World’s largest cities above 60 degrees north latitude

  1. Eero Hyvönen says:

    Oulu is located in Finland, not Sweden. Nice list, anyway!

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